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September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder Technician Chris Barnett Wins SuperTech Championship

Christopher Barnett, a technician at Ryder System's shop in Hebron, Ky., who comes from a family of mechanics, bested scores of competitors in the annual SuperTech competition that ended Wednesday during a major industry meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa

Tags: Events

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

DAT Freight Index for August up Over Last Year

DAT Freight Index

TransCore's DAT Freight Index for August outpaced year-ago levels by 8.4%. This is the sixth time in 2012 volume has exceeded prior year levels

Tags: Economy

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Indices from Cass Show Truckload Rates Steady, Intermodal is up

Recent information from partners Cass Information Systems Inc. and Avondale Partners LLC indicates that truckload rates are holding steady, while intermodal rates saw a month-to-month gain

Tags: Economy

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Kitchen to be Featured on Travel Channel Show

Iowa 80 Kitchen will be featured on the Travel Channel.

Iowa 80 Kitchen, the full-service restaurant inside the Iowa 80 TA Truckstop in Walcott, Iowa, will be featured on the Travel Channel's show Food Paradise next spring

Tags: Events

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Utility Expands Dry Van Plant in Arkansas

Utility Trailer is expanding its dry van manufacturing plant in Paragould, Ark.

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Brenntag North America Expands DEF Infrastructure

Brenntag, a distributor of diesel exhaust fluid, expanded its North American DEF infrastructure by installing bulk diesel exhaust fluid tanks at six additional facilitie

Tags: Fuel and Oil

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

CSA Issues to be Aired on Hill Today

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's flagship CSA safety enforcement program will face congressional scrutiny today as a House subcommittee airs questions about the program's effectiveness

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

U.S. Xpress Names Vice President of Driver Recruiting

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Chattanooga, Tenn., announced that Latasha Neal has joined the company as the vice president of driver recruiting

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Ryder $1 Million Settlement to CARB to Help Pay for Education, Natural Gas Service

The California Air Resources Board announced that Ryder System paid $1 million for failure to conduct testing and maintain complete records of required annual opacity tests on heavy-duty vehicles in its California fleet in 2008 and 2009

September 12, 2012 - Industry News

Study Sees Mobile Fleet Management Devices More Than Doubling by 2015

About 5.5 million GPS/wireless devices are currently used to manage fleet vehicles, trailers, construction equipment and mobile workers, according to a C.J. Driscoll & Associates study

September 11, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Enterprises Inc. Celebrates 50 Years

Truck Enterprises is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and it recently hosted an open house.

Truck Enterprises Inc. is celebrating being in business for 50 years this month.

Tags: Events

September 11, 2012 - Industry News

Navistar Shutting Down Workhorse as Part of Cost-Cutting

A new nose for the Navistar-owned Workhorse was featured in 2007.

CORRECTED -- Workhorse Custom Chassis is going out of business and is due to shut down in October, though Navistar International Corp., its owner since 2005, is saying little about it

Tags: Economy

September 11, 2012 - Industry News

NTSB's Strategic Plan Available For Comment

A draft of the National Transportation Safety Boards' strategic plan for 2013 through 2016 is available to the public for comment

September 11, 2012 - Industry News

TCA Adding "Wellness" to National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

During National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week, the Truckload Carriers Association and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" designed to get drivers exercising, eating better, and taking charge of their bodies

Tags: Events

September 11, 2012 - Industry News

Alliance for Driver Safety & Security Expands Agenda Beyond EOBRs

The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security, a Washington, D.C. coalition of transportation companies that promoted recent federal legislation to require electronic on-board recording devices (EOBRs) in all commercial trucks, has named Callie Hoyt its manager of governmental affairs and is expanding its focus to other trucking safety issues

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

HDT's Anniversary: Covering Trucking for 90 Years (Part One)

In late 1922, a magazine called Western Drayman & Warehouseman changed its name to Western Truck Owner. A subscription was $2.50 a year and a single issue cost 25 cents

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

Hikes in Diesel, Gasoline Ease

The recent trend at the pump has seen the continual upward climb of both gasoline and diesel prices at a steady rate, but this week the trend seemed to be slowing

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

Audit Finds Familiar Shortcoming in Cross-Border Trucking Program

It is hard to measure the safety performance of cross-border Mexican trucks because too few of them participate in the trade, says the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation. This is one of several findings in the most recent review of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration border program

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

E-ZPass coming to Indiana's Toll Road

The Indiana Toll Road is currently in the midst of exchanging "i-Zoom" for "E-ZPass.

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

Retail Container Imports to Increase 8.5% in September;
 Strong Holiday Numbers Expected

Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to increase 8.5% in September compared with the same month last yea

Tags: Economy

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

One Lane to be Closed Each Direction of I-70 at Missouri River for Three Weeks

The Interstate 70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge westbound closure and detouring will start in less than two months, but significant effects will be seen during rush hour starting next Monday

Tags: Highways

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

GE Capital Fleet Services Names Kristi Webb President and CEO

Kristi Webb

GE Capital Fleet Services announced the appointment of Kristi Webb as president and chief executive officer

September 10, 2012 - Industry News

New President of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing Named

Nyberg, new president of Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.

Goran Nyberg, who's been heading up Volvo operations in the UK, has been appointed president of North American Sales & Marketing, stepping into the shoes filled for less than a year by Ron Huibers

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky's I-69 Project Advances with Opening of Ramp to I-24

The development of an Interstate-69 corridor in western Kentucky took another step forward with the opening of an extended and widened ramp connecting I-69 southbound lanes to I-24 westbound lanes in Lyon County

Tags: Highways

September 9, 2012 - Industry News

Governors Safety Group Calls for Ban on Handheld Cell Phones

During its recent annual meeting, the Governors Highway Safety Association strengthened its policy positions regarding distracted driving and drugged driving, including calling for a ban on handheld cell phones for all drivers

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